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Legislation

The Hungarian law #CXLV, "On Sport", adopted on 19 December 2000, has some provision regarding the use of the national symbols and the ban of totalitarian symbols.
Chapter VII. The sport federations
Article 25. The legal status of the federations [...]
(5) A federation shall be entitled to use the word "Hungarian" in its name; as well as using the shield and the flag of the Republic of Hungary.

Chapter IX. The Hungarian Olympic Committee
Article 37. The legal status of the Hungarian Olympic Committee [...]
(3) The Hungarian Olympic Committee shall be entitled to use the Hungarian blazon and flag.
Article 38. The aims and the duties of the Hungarian Olympic Committee [...]
(2) The Hungarian Olympic Committee shall have the exclusive right, in agreement with the prescriptions of the International Olympic Committee: [...]
(b) to use the [Olympic] flag, emblem and motto, and the expressions "Olympic Games" and "Olympic" for commercial or other purposes, and to allow their use [by third parties].

Chapter X. The National Sport Association
Article 40. The legal status of the National Sport Association [...]
(2) The National Sport Association shall be entitled to use the emblem and the flag of the Republic of Hungary.

Chapter XI. The National Leisure Sport Association
Article 42. The legal status of the National Leisure Sport Association [...]
(2) The National Leisure Sport Association shall be entitled to use the emblem and the flag of the Republic of Hungary.

Chapter XII. The National Sport Association for the Disabled
Article 44. The legal status of the National Sport Association for the Disabled [...]
(3) The National Sport Association for the Disabled shall be entitled to use the emblem and the flag of the Republic of Hungary.

Chapter XXII. The Organization of Sport Events [...]
Article 84. The Admission of the Spectators
(1) A spectator shall be allowed to enter the place where a sport event is organized, provided he/she: [...]
d) does not hold placards, flags or other forbidden totalitarian symbols able to trigger hate against third parties. [...]

I guess those banned symbols are those referred to in Banned flags of nazi inspiration in Hungary: "the swastika, SS symbol, arrow cross, hammer-and-sickle, five-armed red star".

Source: Full text of the law, in French (sic), PDF file available at <www.mams.hu> - Website of the Hungarian Motorcycle Federation.
Ivan Sache, 18 April 2003


Diósgyőri Football Club


image from <mm.iit.uni-miskolc.hu>

Flag of Diósgyőri Football Club was located at <mm.iit.uni-miskolc.hu> . Another variant at <azaszlo.gif>. Diósgyőr is a part of Miskolc City.
István Molnár, 10 April 2001


Ferencvárosi Torna Club


image by István Molnár, 1 October 2002

Ferencvárosi Torna Club (FTC, Fradi). "Ferencváros was founded on the 3rd of May in 1899, its first Chairman was Ferenc Springer. FTC's official logo, five green and four white stripes symbolize the 9th district, and the three 'E's refers to the motto of the club: Moral, Force, Understanding. Ferencváros, by the fans called Fradi, is the only club in Hungary, who has played all the matches in the first division. FTC is the most successful team in Hungary, has won 27 championships and 18 times the Hungarian Cup. In the season 1931/32 Ferencváros won all of its games, which is a fantastic record in Hungary. Ferencváros also has celebrated big European successes: 1965 the team has won the VVK (the series before UEFA Cup) and reached 1975 the final of the Cup Winners Cup. Ferencváros is the only Hungarian club who could reach the group phase in the Champions League."
Source: <www.ftc.hu>.
Yesterday I have seen the flag.
István Molnár, 1 October 2002


MNASZ - National Motorsport Federation of Hungary


image by István Molnár, 23 June 2001

MNASZ = Magyar Nemzeti Autósport Szövetség (National Motorsport Federation of Hungary). See photo at <www.autoinfo.hu>.
István Molnár, 27 May 2001


Nagymaros Football Club

I located a desk flag of Nagymaros Football Club.
István Molnár, 5 November 2002


Special Olympics

image located by Paul Bassinson, 27 April 2021